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RSS FeedsBoats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to Spain
(WorldNews Spain)


20 january 2021 10:19:56

Boats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to Spain
(WorldNews Spain)

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Beneath a star-packed sky in the Sahara, smugglers and handymen unearth a boat buried in the sand, a made-to-order vessel for carrying migrants from the North African coast to Spain`s Canary Islands. With seasoned skill, the men hoist the blue-bottomed wooden boat atop a four-wheel drive vehicle that will take it from this inland hideaway to the Western Sahara shore. From there, the boat is meant to take 20 to 30 migrants into the Atlantic Ocean and across what the European Union`s border agency calls “the most dangerous migratory route in the world.` The boat handover is a crucial but little-seen piece of the migrant smuggling chain in disputed Western Sahara —...

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